It is a very sad day for the music industry, particularly country music fans.
Roy Clark, well-known for his role on Hee Haw, has passed away at the age of 85.
According to a report from Fox News, he died in his Oklahoma home due to complications with pneumonia.
For many of us growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, Sunday nights were usually spent sitting down in front of the TV watching Roy Clark and company on Hee Haw.
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Throughout the 24-year run of the show, Clark was the one constant that was always there.
While the show was filled with a lot of schtick — make no mistake about it — Clark was a legitimate musician and a very accomplished guitar player.
His later appearance on the Odd Couple was legendary, showing a very serious side to his playing.
As fans of the show may remember, in addition to playing guitar, Clark also played the fiddle, the banjo, the mandolin, the harmonica, as well as several other instruments.
In addition to Hee Haw, Clark was also a respected member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Some of the more notable hits by Clark included “The Tips of My Fingers,” “Yesterday When I Was Young,” and “Honeymoon Feeling.”
The one thing fans constantly heard about Clark was that as happy and playful as he was on stage, he was the very same person during private moments.
Be it on stage or home with family and friends, Clark always had a smile on his face.
In 1994, Clark published his autobiography, My Life in Spite of Myself.
The music legend was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
Rest in peace, Mr. Clark. You will be missed.